Rendez Vous Bistro
Rendez Vous Bistro
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Rendez Vous Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rvbistro.com/
  • Phone: 7075267700
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-5:00pm

    Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-9:30pm

    Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Californian, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Saul Barragan-Lopez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mendocino Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Rendez Vous Bistro
Located in beautiful Downtown Santa Rosa, Rendez Vous provides the premiere French experience with only a fraction of the travel cost. Rendez Vous Bistro blends modern convenience with a romantic, distinctly old-world ambience. We have proudly recreated an authentic 1930s French Bistro, featuring antique style French lighting fixtures, a custom designed expansive bar, hand laid stone floor, and colorful wall and ceiling murals.

Our tables and chairs echo traditional Parisian style, adding a cheerful and comfortable element. The expansive patio adjoins a cascading fountain, green lawn, and tall redwood trees. It can be heated and cooled for your year-round dining pleasure, and adds a picturesque focal point to the bustling corner of 4th Street and Courthouse Square.
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Rendez Vous Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Worth checking out
    Opentable1
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Tasty menu choices, full bar, interesting wine list, outdoor enclosed heated dining area, attentive wait staff. I will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation
    Howard
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Open Table confirmation received at 5:24, arrived at 6:40 but no reservation could be found. Not sure what happened, but was able to get seated anyway.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The view from the patio is
    MandAVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    The view from the patio is nice and it was a great day to eat outside. Ambiance was so perfect. The food was good. I had a beet salad and my husband the veggie sandwich. I wish I had more beets but thats because it was so good!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service is very good as
    IndianFoodLover
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    The service is very good as usual. We were disappointed in one of the main meals and our dessert. The beef bourgugnon was absolutely delicious!!! The bacon wrapped figs were superb!!! The special of the night fish was very bland and our crème burlee was overly torched - almost black and difficult to eat. We will of course return as we usually have a better experience with the quality of the meal and will write off this experience as they were just too busy with the Labor Day Weekend crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in downtown Santa Rosa
    Marebear439VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    This was our first visit to Rendez Vous Bistro. We found the menu to be creative, and the food and service were very good. We would definitely return when we are again in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    We had a nice dinner at Rendez Vous Bistro. The maitre d' accommodated our request for a different table outside. We had the specials. Our server was informed and gave us nice suggestions including wine pairings. The halibut was delicious and had a wonderful citrus sauce. Unfortunately, the serving was very small. I am not a big eater and could not partake of the lovely bread. Even though we had a couple of appetizers and dessert I was still a bit hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, even better service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Came to Rendez Vous for the third or fourth time for lunch and couldn't have had a better experience. The food was excellent (I ordered the veggie sandwich with truffle fries and my friend had the chicken sandwich). There was a slight problem with my order and our waiter was so quick to take the dish back and have it corrected. The truffle fries are the best I've ever had -- and I've had a lot of truffle fries. All the staff were friendly and accommodating. Can't wait for my next meal there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alfresco dining
    thomashoward
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Good outdoor seating area, variety of selection on the menu,specials recommended. We have dined there many times because the food is GOOD.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We didn't get to eat here.
    Familyof5
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We didn't get to eat here. There are two restaurants right next to each other and we went in wrong one. By the time we realized we were not in the right place it was too late. Both places were very understanding.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delightful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    We were seated immediately by a very gracious hostess. Our server, Sharon, arrived quickly and told us the evening specials. I chose the duck leg confit with arugula, sausage and beans. My husband chose the special: crab stuffed ravioli with asparagus and grape tomatoes. Both entrees were outstanding. Very flavorful and cooked to perfection. There is limited seating inside with many more tables under an outdoor dining area, heated with heat lamps. We were outside and when the lamp gave off too much heat, they willingly turned the one nearest to us off. It was quite comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we were a group of 12, it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    we were a group of 12, it was fun overall, however, they included 20 % gratuity on the total bill including wine! in addition, they were out of the deserts as well as an entree and it was only 6 pm!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went to Rendez Vous Bistro
    ClaraandJimVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    We went to Rendez Vous Bistro for Week and were very pleased with the food, service and value. Our only disappointment was that they had run out of one of the entrees by 7:30, which is too early. We would recommend this restaurant and also go back ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have been here a number of
    Jay64VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Have been here a number of times and it's still a great place to eat and when the weather is good, outside is a real nice place to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place is good but not
    AliasbabsVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    This place is good but not outstanding. Great if you want a good meal and not spend too much. The drink I had was very good so the bar is probably great. I will go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We went for Valentines Dinner. The food and service were very good and the back corner we were sitting at was very quiet and romantic. We were away from the hussle of the rest of the dining area. I would like to try it again on a "non" holiday.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have been here numerous
    Jay64VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We have been here numerous times over the past couple of years and the food, service and everything else is just great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate